Med Head by James Patterson
My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain

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Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Simply put: Cory Friedman's life was a living hell.

AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE is the true story of Cory and his family's decades-long battle for survival in the face of extraordinary difficulties and a maddening medical establishment. It is a heart-rending story of struggle and triumph with a climax as dramatic as any James Patterson thriller.

About James Patterson

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James Patterson is the author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels and of bestselling detective series featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. His novels have sold more than 170 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida. In 2009 he was nominated as Author of the Year for the Children's Choice Award.
Published April 2, 2010 by Little, Brown and Company. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Working from Cory’s recollections, family medical records and observations, Patterson and Friedman (Cory’s father) create a rich and engaging first-person narrative based on the co-authors’ previous work, Against Medical Advice (2008).

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It's a private view of Cory Friedman's home and school life as told by Cory himself, from age five through his post-high school years.

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